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President Trump Support Reform At The UN

President Trump has supported reform at the United Nations for a long time.  Watch his 2005 clip from Citizens United’s documentary “Broken Promises:  The United Nations at 60”


President Trump has called getting tax reform signed into law a “once in a generation opportunity” and he’s exactly right.  That’s why the White House and Congressional Republicans must keep their eyes on the prize in the critical days and weeks ahead.   After a tough seven months of working hard to reform our broken health care system before it collapses only to come up one vote short, leaders on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue are frustrated and rightly so.  They’re frustrated that they haven’t done an adequate job corroborating on policy implementation or combating Democrat obstruction and a hyper-politicized mainstream media.  But with every challenge in politics comes opportunity.  President Trump, Senator McConnell, and Speaker Ryan need to make the most of this opportunity by plotting a successful strategy and then executing on it.



The mainstream media is driving the narrative that the Trump-McConnell-Ryan relationship is too far gone to right the ship. This is a false narrative that can be demonstrably proven wrong by working together and communicating to achieve a goal. I believe the media’s deceptive narrative will ultimately be debunked because Republicans are aware that they made promises, were put in charge to enact those promises, and have a responsibility to keep the promises. The American people are starving for something good to come out of Washington. The stakes are high and it’s time to deliver. I’m optimistic that Republicans will make it happen.

The White House plan to get President Trump on the road to sell tax reform in several states he carried that have a Democrat Senator up for re-election is important and a big step in the right direction. In these “Trump” states major public support exists for tax reform. In fact, recent polling indicates that there’s “average support of 68.43 percent across 10 key states” for tax reform. The American economy is ready to take off. Job creators are ready to hire. Businesses are ready to invest. Consumers are ready to spend. They are hungry for lower tax rates and a pro-growth tax code. They want stability and assurances that a new economic playing field is coming and will be here to stay so concrete decisions for the future can be made.

Now that we’re past the debt ceiling and government funding issue (for the time being), President Trump and Vice President Pence need to convince House and Senate Republicans to put aside their differences and come together for the greater good, that is, their fellow countrymen. First a budget, and then robust tax reform, must be debated, passed, and signed into law now so it can take effect immediately. It simply has to happen this year. Republicans must be able to tell voters that tax reform is the law of the land when they start to campaign next fall.

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CU & CUF Join With Other Conservatives In Defending Religious Liberty

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation joins with other conservative groups in filing a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief defending the right of a Christian baker to refuse to design a custom wedding cake celebrating the wedding of a gay couple.  The brief, which was filed in Masterpiece Cakeshop v.Colorado Civil Rights Commission, contends that Colorado's effort to force the baker to create a custom cake for a gay couple violates the First Amendment's freedom of religion clause and is "an indicia of a totalitarian state, where the state will not allow individuals to be left alone, but must be brought to conform" with the political agenda of the gay rights community.  "The question now," says the brief, "is whether this Court will disregard well-established legal principles in order to throw to the wolves those who continue to embrace Biblical values and teachings."

Masterpiece Cakeshop v.Colorado Civil Rights Commission Amicus Brief by Citizens United on Scribd


Citizens United signs on to coalition letter: NO DEBT LIMIT INCREASE WITHOUT FISCAL REFORMS

Citizens United signs on to coalition letter:  NO DEBT LIMIT INCREASE WITHOUT FISCAL REFORMS 

September 6, 2017
Washington, DC

Congress faces numerous deadlines when they return to session in September. In addition to funding the government, providing relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and reauthorizing several major programs, they face a debt limit expiration.

Conservatives oppose any debt ceiling increase unless it includes major fiscal reforms that immediately put the country on a path to balance.

That these reforms are necessary is self-evident. The debt now stands at 77 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – the highest level since shortly after World War II. Last year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the U.S. debt would balloon to 150 percent of economic output by 2047 unless tax and spending laws are changed. As Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have concluded, a debt to GDP ratio of above 90 percent all but grinds economic growth to a halt.

The timing of this debt limit increase is particularly compelling given the previous progress conservatives have made on fiscal issues under a Democratic administration and Democratic Senate. The Budget Control Act – the most significant progress conservatives have made in decades – was passed as part of a debt limit negotiation with a Democrat president and a Democrat majority in the Senate.

With Republicans in unified control of the government this time around, settling for minor reforms – or, worse, for a debt ceiling increase with no reforms – would be a squandered opportunity.

Now is the time for Congress to cut the credit card. The debt ceiling should not be raised absent significant fiscal reforms that put the country on a path to balance. Any less would be a wasted opportunity to reform a fiscal system that is hurtling toward disaster.

Read the full letter:
http://conservativeactionproject.com/no-debt-limit-increase-without-fiscal-reforms/

Tax Relief This Year!

Citizens United is proud to join over 20 national & state conservative organizations to call for much-needed tax reform this year!

Read the letter here. American Action Network - Tax Reform This Year

Citizens United releases new web video and new op-ed on FoxNews.com in support of tax reform legislation getting signed into law this year.

Tax reform now -- failure to act could mean minority status for GOP in 2019

By David N. Bossie Published August 30, 2017 - Fox News

Republicans in Congress are at a make or break moment and everyone knows it. Moments like these don’t come around very often in politics. President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all agree that the time has come to seize on real and lasting tax reform, which will lead to job creation and fuel our economic engine for future generations. Republicans, as well as any Trump-state Democrats seeking to help hardworking American taxpayers with this pro-growth legislation, need to come together. We must get a robust tax reform bill signed into law this year.

The American people know that Republicans control the White House and both Houses of Congress, and looking at the first six months of the 115thCongress have little to show for it. If Congress doesn’t act, it will appear that the campaign rhetoric was just that – all talk. We have a President of the United States asking Congress to send a tax reform package to his desk. Year after year during the Obama Administration, Republican leaders in Congress said “just wait until we have a Republican president. Then things will be different.” McConnell and Ryan must produce a historic tax reform package that members of their respective caucuses can get behind. Inaction on tax reform could very well mean minority status in 2019. Make no mistake about it; the American people expect action. It’s true that Democrats are being obstructionists, but folks around the country want Republicans to get the job done and keep their promise.

The American people believe all Republicans are in agreement that tax reform is critical. That’s why American families and job creators want to know when it’s going to happen and so does President Trump. Republicans on Capitol Hill from across the political spectrum, from the most moderate to the most conservative, all acknowledge that tax reform and tax relief were key campaign promises in 2016 that helped catapult them to victory and majority status in both chambers of Congress.

Republicans also agree on the importance of tax reform and tax cuts when it comes to growing the economy. President Trump’s uplifting economic message paved the way for his victories in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Upon taking office, the President’s economic optimism and executive orders on deregulation have caused the Dow Jones industrial average to skyrocket to historic highs, paved the way to one million new jobs created in six months and 2.6 percent growth in the second quarter, and made the unemployment rate shrink to its lowest level since 2001. But job creators in businesses large and small are expecting tax reform from Congress in 2017 so they can plan for the future.

When President Ronald Reagan’s economic recovery act was signed into law in 1981, it created decades of unprecedented economic growth. It’s a recent roadmap to success that must be learned from. When overly burdensome taxes and regulations are cut for American entrepreneurs, American businesses, and American workers, amazing things happen. It’s called American Exceptionalism and President Reagan knew that better than anyone. Republican Senators from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to Susan Collins and John McCain know that too. It’s time for these leaders to come together and deliver on much-deserved tax reform and tax relief. Failure is not an option. The economy is on the launch pad ready to fire its engines at full capacity. America just needs the tax package signed into law to achieve historic levels of growth. Job creators are waiting for Congress to press the ignition button. It’s time for them to act.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.


Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in support of the 2nd Amendment:

"Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation joined forces with other conservatives in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a recent decision by the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which held that civilian possession of certain semi-automatic firearms, such as the popular AR-15, is not protected by the 2nd Amendment.   The brief urges the Justices to 'reign in the lower courts' with legal guidance enforcing the 2nd Amendment as a right of equal magnitude with other constitutional rights." 

Citizens United & Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in support of the 2nd Amendment by Citizens United on Scribd


New op-ed from Citizens United: CFPB chief Cordray thinks he's above the law

CFPB chief Cordray thinks he’s above the law – no surprise since his Pelosi-created agency is too

Everyone knows you can’t run for Governor of Ohio and head up an agency of the United States government at the same time.  Then why is Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), doing just that? 

It was recently reported that a state judge in Ohio by the name of Bill O’Neill was asked by a friend of Cordray’s if he would stay out of the race for governor if Cordray became an official candidate.  This is a campaign maneuver that’s regularly employed in order to mitigate headaches in an upcoming race.  In this case, Cordray is trying to limit the number of primary challengers he would face in the upcoming Democrat primary election next spring.

This is an outrage and another example of a liberal elitist who thinks the law doesn’t apply to him.  Engaging in this type of political activity is a clear violation of the Hatch Act and the allegations should be investigated by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel without delay. 

According to the Special Counsel’s “Guide to the Hatch Act for Federal Employees,” a covered employee:  “May not be a candidate for nomination or election to public office in a partisan election” and “may not use his or her official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the result of an election.” I’m glad to see that the Republican Governor’s Association has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for relevant documents.  RGA should be prepared to file a FOIA lawsuit if the CFPB doesn’t comply in a timely manner.  Hardworking American taxpayers - including the millions of Ohioans who fall into this category - should demand that Cordray come clean and resign or state publicly that he won’t be a candidate.  President Trump could also fire him if he believes that Cordray is playing politics on taxpayer time.

It’s not surprising that Cordray thinks he’s above the law since the agency he leads was set up in exactly that fashion.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not subject to traditional congressional oversight and is currently being threatened with contempt of Congress for not fully complying with committee subpoenas.  It was a Nancy Pelosi-led Congress that structured CFPB’s budget so it’s not subject to the congressional appropriations process. 

The CFPB was created because of the disastrous Dodd-Frank law and specializes in job-killing regulations.  Congress should place it on the ash heap of history or drastically reform it so that the agency can be forever defunded.  Regardless of his campaign timetable, Cordray’s five-year term ends in July 2018 and he ought to be remembered as the first and last director of this agency that exists to stifle American economic growth.  At the end of the day, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB were Obama-era mistakes and along with ObamaCare, big reasons why Republicans won control of Congress after the 2010 midterm elections.

Cordray is likely delaying his resignation so that he can continue to draw his nice taxpayer-funded salary as long as possible, since he would become an unemployed full-time candidate once he comes out of the shadows and starts running officially.  The Democrat candidates already running for the Ohio governor’s mansion should turn up the heat on Cordray and tell him that he can’t have it both ways. 

When Richard Cordray does finally return to Ohio, he might be surprised by what he finds.  President Donald Trump carried the Buckeye State by a whopping eight points running against the anemic Obama economy that Cordray himself helped create.  Make no mistake about it - the Ohio voters who helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency fully understand this fact.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.


Citizens United & Citizens United Foundation file amicus brief in support of President Trump’s immigration executive order.

In our "merits" Supreme Court amicus brief, Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation contend that President Trump's Executive Order on immigration does not implicate, much less violate, the First Amendment’s prohibition against the "establishment" of an official government-backed religion.  We also assert that the President had undeniable authority to issue the order because the power to control a nation's borders is an inherent attribute of national sovereignty, and since President Trump was acting pursuant to express congressional authorization his power was at its zenith. 

Citizens United & Citizens United Foundation file amicus brief in support of President Trump's immigration... by Citizens United on Scribd


Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation file amicus brief in Carpenter v. United States.

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation file amicus brief in Carpenter v. United States.  We urge the Supreme Court to rule that warrantless searches of cell phone location data violates the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Citizens United & Citizens United Foundation File Amicus Brief In Carpenter v. United States by Citizens United on Scribd


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